Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020
ROLL UP! ROLL UP! FOR SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST PANTO!
Join us in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible.
King’s panto stars Allan Stewart (playing Dame), Andy Gray (playing ‘Ringmaster’) and Grant Stott (as Baron Von Vinklebottom) are reunited in a reimagining of the classic bedtime story in a circus-set adventure packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw- dropping special effects. With music, mayhem, plenty of Scottish porridge and the much- loved trio back together, Edinburgh audiences are set for a truly spectacular show.
Joining the three amigos this year is Gillian Parkhouse, who returns to the King’s panto as ‘Goldilocks’ alongside ‘newbie’ Jordan Young (playing ‘Joey the Clown’) for his first year in the King’s Edinburgh cast after 12 years in pantomime at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.
And for the ‘bear necessities’ – Tron panto theatre star Darren Brownlie is Baby Bear, Clare Gray (star of comedy group Witsherface and ‘Evil Sister’ in the King’s 2017/18 panto Cinderella) is Mummy Bear and Ross Finnie (Cats, Rocket Man) is Daddy Bear.
Variety and pantomime star Allan Stewart celebrates the 30th anniversary of first performing in the King’s panto this year. He did his first panto at the King’s in 1989, playing a bad robber in The Babes in the Wood and holds the record for playing Dame in the King’s panto more times than any other actor. He played ‘Dame’ for the first time in 1997, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears is his 22nd year wearing a dress on the King’s stage at Christmas. Allan returns to the King’s in March 2020 with The Big Big Variety Show, celebrating 60 years in showbiz.
Panto fans will be thrilled that celebrated comedian and actor Andy Gray is returning to the show this year. The star of River City and City Lights who took a year off the King’s pantomime last year as he ‘and the wonderful people at the NHS’ battled cancer, makes his glorious return to the King’s stage as the ‘Ringmaster’.
Grant Stott, beloved King’s panto villain, is back this year as the baddie. The BBC broadcaster made his panto debut at the Glasgow King’s in 1993 in Dick Whittington starring Allan Stewart and Christopher Biggins. This will be his 26th year in Panto, his 22nd at the King’s Edinburgh with the last 17 playing the Villain!
Star of stage and screen, Jordan Young has been a featured regular on BBC Scotland’s River City for over six years, entertaining soap fans as rogue Alex McAllister, a role he won the award for Best Scottish Actor at the Scottish Variety Awards in 2016. He also recently filmed a fifth series playing PC Jack McLaren in BBC Scotland’s improvised comedy Scot Squad.
Gillian Parkhouse returns to the King’s panto for her third year following star turns in the title roles of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. The actress from Alloa has just completed the run of Still Game Live: The Final Farewell at the SSE Hydro and can currently be seen on the big screen in Judy, the biopic of Judy Garland’s 1968 London shows.
The King’s Theatre pantomime is directed by Ed Curtis and produced by Qdos Entertainment.
With tickets already selling fast, audiences are advised to book early so they don’t miss this year’s must-see show, the panto that’s just right!
Tickets can be booked on 0131 529 6000, 0131 529 6005 (Groups of 8+) or online at www.capitaltheatres.com.